Introduction

About Us

Department of Health Risk Management (HRM) was founded under the school of public health at China Medical University in August 2003. It is the first department regarding the health risk management in biomedicine field in Taiwan. Our missions aim to enrich the lives of students and contribute to public health through teaching, research, and service.

Teaching

For educating professionals of risk assessment and management, we provide training upon fundamental theory as well as emphasize practical learning in a variety of health risk topics such as health risk assessment, environmental and ecological risk assessment, risk informatics, risk module design and development, risk decision, cost benefit analysis, risk communication, and so on.

Research

For developing risk analysis modules for product, service, and system oriented risk research, we design the program to build up health risk database and risk decision support.

Service

For feeding back our professionals to people and industrial consultants, we enhance the service through international health risk topics and expect solid assistance on enterprises to evaluate risk of products and spread the market.

Health risk management is a highly integrative, emerging special. The professional integrates the articles of transportation models, toxicology, epidemiology, environmental science, business administration, financial management, decision support, social psychology to educate a modern risk management expert. The application of health risk management can achieve the risk management of medical treatment, dietary and health, ecological environment, business and finance, consumption, and so on. The ministry of education has announced that the risk management is a necessary subject for the examination of oversea study.

Recently, our faculties participated in the projects of health risk assessment on Central Taiwan Science Park and Formosa 6th Petrochemical District. We also completed the health risk analysis of important dietary events such as melamine milk and American beef.
Our target will aim to instruct students in the advanced expertise of national health and environmental risk analysis for requirement of human resource. Through incorporation with National Health Research Institute (NHRI), we expect to be a pioneer to discover the technology and consolidate the foundation of novel health risk analysis.

Future

The risk management becomes important for either government or enterprise organization because of rapidly changeable tendency from worldwide information. Proper risk assessment is the way to forecast, evaluate and administrate unpredictable hazards. For achieving the educational scope relative to technology, management, information and professional, the Department of Health Risk Management recruits professional faculties cooperating experts with expertise in management of insurance, finance and public policy, etc. to integrate the institutes and departments of public health, health services administration, occupational safety and health, as well as the institutes of biostatics and information management center under School of Public Health. Our goal is to “reduce risk of critical point and create turn point through administration”, then “diagnosis” and “manage” possible risks of human beings. We believe our prospective students will be capable of the most qualified and specialized stars required for protecting human health and earth environment in the 21st century.

Carrier and Opportunity

Advanced Study

After earning the B.S. degree, our students can choose to enroll the graduate school of public health or environmental science for advanced study such as master program in health risk assessment, environmental risk assessment, public health, environmental medicine, health science and administration, business administration, epidemiology, environmental toxicology, hospital service administration, and so on.

Occupation

Our students are eligible to take national examinations related to health administration and environmental protection administration. After passing the test, they can work for government by occupation of health or environment risk assessment and administration for planning or executing the official policy and rules.

They can also take the tests of Human Risk Management Professional or Business Risk Management Professional held by Risk Management Society of ROC. With the certificate, they can help the enterprise with product or system oriented risk assessment and management.

The active students are encouraged to start up personal business to consult other companies or people for health or environment assessment and management. They can also provide services for either financial plan or retirement insurance and so on.

Department of Health Risk Management, China Medical University, Taiwan

 

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